Defense Science Study Group 2020-2021
|To:||Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological & Physical Sciences; Associate Deans for Research; College/School Research Administrators|
|From:||Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education|
|Date:||October 04, 2018|
|Subject:||Defense Science Study Group|
|Deadline for Internal Review:||November 07, 2018|
The Defense Science Study Group (DSSG) is a program of education and study that introduces outstanding science and engineering professors to the United States’ security challenges and encourages them to apply their talents to these issues. The program, begun in 1986, is directed by the non-profit Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) and is sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Each group meets for two years for approximately 20 days per year, divided into two week-long sessions each summer and two three-day sessions each academic year. During these eight sessions, members focus on defense policy, related research and development, and the systems, missions, and operations of the armed forces and the intelligence community.
Duration of award: Two years; 20 days/year dedicated to DSSG activities
Number of awards: 15 selectees
IDA solicits nominations from senior leaders within major universities and from DSSG mentors, advisors, alumni, and current members. Because participation in the DSSG requires acquisition of a security clearance, all members must be U.S. citizens.
Selection is based on academic excellence, breadth of interests, references, consideration of discipline, and geographic distribution. Typically members of each class are selected from more than 150 extremely well qualified scientists and engineers.
UW-Madison may nominate two faculty members.
Internal Competition Application Instructions
Applications for Internal Review
To submit your application, follow this link: https://inic-uwmadison.fluidreview.com/
Please include the following information:
• Cover Page
• Letter of Recommendation from Provost, Dean or Defense Science Study Group Member, Mentor, Alumni or Advisor
Past Study Group Members from UW-Madison include:
Susan Coppersmith, Robert Hamers, Mark Hill, Galen McKinley, Douglas Weibel.
Applications are due to Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) by November 30, 2018.